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Reminder about Social Distancing

The CDC and public health officials are continuing to share guidance for the general public to practice “social distancing,” which they have described as “all individuals should limit community movement and adapt to disruptions in routine activities.”  The CDC also says, “social distancing means remaining out of congregate settings, avoiding mass gatherings, and maintaining distance (approximately 6 feet) from others when possible.”

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Latest Updates on COVID-19

UPDATE (5/15/20): Kiss 104.1 FM radio interview update from President & CEO Blythe Keeler Robinson. Listen Here
UPDATE (5/1/20): Video update from President & CEO Blythe Keeler Robinson. Click Here
UPDATE (4/24/20): Video update from President & CEO Blythe Keeler Robinson. Click Here
UPDATE (4/17/20): Video update from President & CEO Blythe Keeler Robinson. Click Here
UPDATE (4/10/20): Video update from President & CEO Blythe Keeler Robinson. Click Here
UPDATE (4/3/20): Video update from President & CEO Blythe Keeler Robinson. Click  Here
UPDATE (3/26/20): Video update from President & CEO Blythe Keeler Robinson. Click Here
UPDATE (3/16/20): Following the guidance of Governor Kemp and public health officials to incorporate social distancing and prevent the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), our administrative office and centers will remain closed until further notice. We will be sure to keep parents and staff updated.
UPDATE (3/13/20): While there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 at Sheltering Arms, following the advice of Governor Kemp and public health authorities, our administrative office and centers will be closed starting Tuesday, March 17, until further notice. We will use the scheduled professional development day on Friday, March 13, for additional deep cleaning and sanitizing. All staff should report on Monday, March 16, to prepare for closure.
UPDATE (3/10/20): All Sheltering Arms Centers will be open on Wednesday, March 11. We are aware of the latest updates regarding the virus and are closely following guidance from public health officials and the CDC. NOTE: According to the Georgia Department of Public Health and CDC, COVID-19 outbreaks in young children are uncommon and severe symptoms are rare. We have encouraged our Center Directors to remain alert for any signs of illness in students. We also urge families to follow proper health practices like washing hands for 20 seconds, avoid touching the face, covering coughs and sneezes with a tissue and disinfecting surfaces.
UPDATE (3/9/20): Sheltering Arms continues to closely monitor all updates regarding the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). At this time, all Centers will remain open. We will continue to follow the guidance and recommendations of the Georgia, district and local public health departments, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the local Emergency Management Agency (EMA).
UPDATE (3/9/20): We advise our families and all others visiting our centers who believe they (or someone in their household) may have been exposed to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) to seek medical attention immediately, inform us of the situation and remain away from our centers until they provide written medical clearance from a healthcare provider. We will continue to monitor all developments related to the virus and keep our families and staff updated.

Sheltering Arms Statement on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Sheltering Arms is taking precautionary steps to minimize risk to our students and staff. As with other cases of reported contagious illness within the community, Sheltering Arms is closely following the guidance and recommendations of the Georgia Department of Public Health (for U.S. Childcare Programs and K-12 Schools), District Health Department, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the local Emergency Management Agency (EMA).  

If anyone in our centers exhibits known symptoms AND they have traveled to a known country/area impacted by the Coronovirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the past two weeks (i.e. China), we strongly urge the individual and his/her family to seek medical attention from a healthcare provider right away and remain away from the center until cleared by the healthcare provider.

Sheltering Arms’ leaders will maintain contact with local EMA authorities, local public health, and district public health authorities, and will respond promptly to any directions and protocols they may provide as it pertains to Coronavirus Disease 2019.  

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